Also referred to as Indian flatbread, natives to India eat chapatis as the staple bread in their cuisine. Indian cooks commonly serve them with curried meat and vegetable dishes, similar to the tortilla in Mexico. Making your own chapatis at home proves to be a culinary experience that takes a bit of patience and practice. Introducing this traditional East Indian flavor to your home-cooked dinners gives you and your dinner guests a deliciously textured cultural treat.

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Add the flour, water and yogurt to the glass mixing bowl.

Mix thoroughly with a fork, chopping as you stir. Do this until it forms a doughy substance.

Sprinkle a little flour on your counter or cutting board. Dump the dough mixture onto it.

Pat and form the dough into the loose flour to coat it.

Tear a handful of dough from the ball and form it into a flat circle measuring about 4 by 4 inches.

Drop the flat circle into hot peanut oil with the stove on a medium setting. Let the chapati puff up for one minute on each side and remove.

Repeat Steps 5 and 6 to prepare as many chapatis as you need. This recipe makes about 12 small chapatis.